Weekend Arrests include DWI, Assaults and Criminal Trespass

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Paris police officers responded to 325 calls for service Friday through Sunday and arrested 24 people.

 

At 2:14 PM on July 13, Officers responded to a family disturbance in the 1700 block of W. Walker.  A suspect in the altercation had left the scene before officers arrival. 

Officers found the individual driving and made a traffic stop.  The suspect had no driver’s license and was arrested for that offense.  Subsequent investigation revealed that an assault had taken place as well at the complaint location.  Benjamin Smith, 28 of Paris was arrested.

Two officers working off-duty security for the Paris Housing Authority observed a Xavier Booker, 18 on PHA property after he had received a criminal trespass warning.  Booker was arrested and found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Xavier Booker

Xavier Booker

 

David Lee Mitchell

David Lee Mitchell

On July 11th at 7:46 PM, David Lee Mitchell, 58 of Paris was arrested for DWI, 3rd of more.  Mitchell was involved in an car crash in the 300 block of E. Provine in which he is alleged to have struck a car and almost hit two pedestrians who were beside the car.

 

Two people were arrested after fighting with each other with broken beer bottles. Ronnie Jones, 57 and Charlene Green 53 were both charged with Class A Misdemeanor assault.  Officers did not find out what started the fight, finding that both individuals had assaulted the other.

Ronnie Jones

Ronnie Jones

Charlene Green

Charlene Green

 

 

Paris Police Investigate Burglary

Tparis police carhe Paris Police responded to a burglary in the 1300 block of South Church at about 7:38 am on July 10, 2014.

Upon arrival Officers were learned that an exterior door had been pried open and an interior office containing several cabinets had been rummaged through.

An employee of the business also advised that a Green 1997 one ton Dodge extended cab pickup had also been stolen from the property.

Upon further investigation officers found that the suspect(s) had also attempted to “hotwire” a box truck at the same location.

The stolen truck was entered into a national computer data base and other evidence is currently being analyzed.

 

 

Wife Given 5 Years for Killing Husband

Kathleen Erskine42-year-old Kathleen Erskine, of Arthur City, was sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of her husband two years ago.  In August of 2012 Erskine’s 41 year old husband was found shot inside his home.

Erskine, who was set to go to trial on Monday for murder, accepted a plea deal Wednesday and pled guilty to a lesser manslaughter charge.

Judge Will Baird handed down the 5-year prison sentence for manslaughter.  Manslaughter is a second degree felony. In the state of Texas it is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Bryan Cody McComb Charged with Burglary

Bryan Cody McComb

Bryan Cody McComb

Paris Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1800 block of Airport Rd on July 9, 2014 and found Bryan Cody McComb, 35, of Paris, in the driveway.

Upon checking, Officers reported that McComb had previously been warned to stay away from the residence and was placed under arrest.

When checking the residence, it was found that McComb had allegedly removed the hinge pins from a door to gain access to the residence.

McComb was also charged with burglary of a residence.

Three Arrested for Running a Gambling Place

Phyllis Ann Childers,

Phyllis Ann Childers,

Donna Sue Diaz

Donna Sue Diaz

Paris Police arrested three persons in the 1700 block of Cleveland St. at about 2:52 P.M. on July 9, 2014 for warrants charging them with keeping a gambling place.

Michael Francis Bolger

Michael Francis Bolger

Information was obtained in May of this year that the residence allegedly had 8-liner machines that were being used for gambling purposes.

Through an investigation, Officers obtained a search warrant and located 5 machines inside the residence.

Arrested on the warrants were Donna Sue Diaz, 57, Phyllis Ann Childers, 70, and Michael Francis Bolger, 57, all of Paris.

The investigation continues.